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Citizenship Education

The Four Desired Outcomes of Citizenship Education
  • Firstly, our students should grow up to be loyal citizens, with a strong sense of belonging to Singapore and a strong sense of national identity, committed to the well-being, defence and security of our nation.
  • Secondly, they should show care and concern for others, and be willing to contribute actively to improve the lives of others.
  • Thirdly, in our multi-racial society, our students need to be socio-culturally sensitive and do their part to promote social cohesion and harmony.
  • Finally, our students must have the ability to reflect and respond to community, national and global issues, and to make informed and responsible decisions.
by: Mr. Heng Swee Keat
Minister for Education,
8 November 2011

Six Key Messages
  1. Singapore is our homeland: this is where we belong.
We treasure our heritage and take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.
  1. We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
We value our diversity and are determined to stay a united people.
  1. We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility.
We provide opportunities for all, according to their ability and effort.
  1. No one owes Singapore a living.
We find our own way to survive and prosper, turning challenge into opportunity.
  1. We must ourselves defend Singapore.
We are proud to defend Singapore ourselves, no one else is responsible for our security and well-being.
  1. We have confidence in our future.
United, determined and well-prepared, we have what it takes to build a bright future for ourselves, and to progress together as one nation

Singapore 21
Singapore 21 is a national vision of the Singapore of the 21st Century, a vision of the kind of home we want for ourselves and our children. In this respect, Singapore 21 espouses five key ideas, namely, that
– Every Singaporean matters to society
– Strong Families are the foundation for building a strong society
– Singapore should be a cosmopolitan city with opportunities for all
– Every individual should share a “Singapore Heartbeat” and be emotionally rooted to the country, and
– Citizens should take the initiative to impact society

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